Pastor Richard Jelley – Lead Pastor

Pastor Richard began serving at BWC in July of 2013. He and his wife, Tara, have five daughters: Caroline, Susannah, Katie, LindyAnn, and Autumn. Richard is a University of Georgia graduate, and has a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary (2004). Both Richard and Tara love the outdoors, people, and serving the Lord with a passion for family, missions, and sharing faith.


Kayla Gaddy – Student Ministries Director

Kayla is a native of Brevard and began attending Brevard Wesleyan when she was 10 years old. She is currently enrolled in classes at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and is working toward ordination.  Kayla and her husband, Corey, had already been involved in the church’s youth program for five years when she took over as Director of Student Ministries in 2017.


Chelsea Mehaffey – Children’s Ministries Director

Chelsea was born and raised in Brevard.  She and her husband, Dustin, have one son, Maddux. Chelsea began work as our Children’s Ministry Director in January of 2020. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Social Work. Chelsea is responsible for leading all aspects of our children's program from nursery to 5th grade.


Terri Hollifield – Worship Leader (Traditional Worship)

Terri and her husband, Johnny, began attending BWC in 2004. She was an educator for thirty-three years, twenty of those as a special education classroom teacher. She has a minor in music, flute performance, and spent twelve years singing with an all-female southern gospel singing group. She leads the traditional worship service and oversees our choir.


Jon Merrill – Worship Leader (Contemporary Worship)

Jon is a native of Brevard. He and his wife Laura have a daughter Ryan, and a son Riley. Jon has been serving as a worship leader in varying roles for more than ten years. He has his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and has an associate degree in Landscape Gardening from Sandhills Community College. He is the general manager at B. B. Barns Garden Center. He leads the contemporary worship service and oversees the praise band and worship team.